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  1. LostAlone's Avatar
    The price will more than likely depend on the hardware it's running on. There's a strong possibility they will be running it on the same hardware as this years devices, and that the price will be lower because they haven't had to do hardly any development (a very minor change to the Q OS) and that'll put them into a more pocket friendly price range.

    There's two reasons why I think BB would look to do that - First, they know that even if they sink huge amounts of money into cutting edge chips, most users won't see any real benefit from that. Remember, there's already diminishing returns in the Android and iOS space, with cutting edge devices there now being differentiated by finger print scanners and better battery life. Even on platforms with a large gaming presence, there aren't the games to make use of the power available in most SoCs.

    Second - BB still has its reputation for being about enterprise, but in the past year they haven't really lived up to it. If you are a company looking to buy even a few dozen of the 2013/14 berries, then that was a big chunk of change even today. I see plenty of businesses still on OS7 devices because even the very significant upsides of BB10 weren't worth the cost they had to pay.

    BB can't compete in the high end market, and in many respects they've never been able to. Android will always be there first, because that space is so competitive and full of industry giants. So it wouldn't shock me at all to see them look at all this and slide in at a mid-tiered price. Maybe that's just wishful thinking on my part, but why would they just keep pushing into a premium space that they can't keep pace with?
    06-20-14 12:58 PM
  2. Vector-SS's Avatar
    Around $720 USD here in the Middle East, just like every other flagship model release.

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    06-20-14 01:08 PM
  3. PhoenixRUS's Avatar
    a q10 is $250 over here, i hope the passport stay below $500
    06-20-14 01:41 PM
  4. Deckard79's Avatar
    600 GBP.

    Crackberry app team - please, PLEASE sort out this silly bug with pound symbols!

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    06-20-14 01:45 PM
  5. chiko_tosca's Avatar
    Willing to pay up to S$1100 cold hard cash if launched in Singapore!!
    Shut up and take my money...
    BB Passport - don't leave home without it!!


    Sent from my iPad using CB Forums
    06-20-14 11:58 PM
  6. deadcowboy's Avatar
    BlackBerry is working with Foxconn, now. it'll be reasonably priced, competitive with the GS5. Hopefully less. Certainly looks more high-end, however.

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    06-21-14 12:29 AM
  7. BlackistheBerry's Avatar
    you guys are crazy. BlackBerry is working with Foxconn, now. it'll be reasonable priced, competitive with the GS5 and iPhone6. Hopefully less.

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    Not for the Passport. Foxconn is not involved.
    06-21-14 12:31 AM
  8. deadcowboy's Avatar
    Not for the Passport. Foxconn is not involved.
    I just read this. Sad news. We'll if BlackBerry prices itself too high, they'll be dead in the water. Should capitalize on the recent goodwill and rise in stock value. Look at what a 100 dollar difference in launch price did for the PS4 vs the Xbox One.

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    06-21-14 12:35 AM
  9. MrGabriel's Avatar
    Depends on who manufacturers the device. If it's Foxconn, I'd say $400-500 USD. Made in Canada or Mexico and it will be well over $600 USD, maybe even $700 USD. That touch capacitive keyboard will be a doosey on the price. Just a guess.

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    06-21-14 12:42 AM
  10. Nemzy's Avatar
    I think some of you guys (especially the indians) are underestimating the price. I think it will launch in the UK for around 500 + or - 50. I expect it to be cheaper in india but converting your estimates (OP) to pounds is around 340 which just isn't going to happen. Hopefully I can pick one up on contract as an upgrade to my Z10 if EE decide to carry it. Else might look for another carrier than carries it with a decent deal.
    06-21-14 01:01 AM
  11. Prannoy Sarkar's Avatar
    I think some of you guys (especially the indians) are underestimating the price. I think it will launch in the UK for around 500 + or - 50. I expect it to be cheaper in india but converting your estimates (OP) to pounds is around 340 which just isn't going to happen. Hopefully I can pick one up on contract as an upgrade to my Z10 if EE decide to carry it. Else might look for another carrier than carries it with a decent deal.
    You are correct, I just said my price I am willing to pay for that device, anyway even if it is costlier than my estimation I will end up buying it, I had paid more for z10 itself. But my point was if the BlackBerry Passport launches near around my estimated price it will be a sure hit here.

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    06-21-14 01:08 AM
  12. imcurved's Avatar
    Price of BlackBerry Passport, your expectations?-img_20140620_230231.png

    Using Z10, wanting Z30, eyeing Windermere
    06-21-14 01:11 AM
  13. imcurved's Avatar
    Price of BlackBerry Passport, your expectations?-img_20140620_230226.png

    Using Z10, wanting Z30, eyeing Windermere
    06-21-14 01:12 AM
  14. Nemzy's Avatar
    You are correct, I just said my price I am willing to pay for that device, anyway even if it is costlier than my estimation I will end up buying it, I had paid more for z10 itself. But my point was if the BlackBerry Passport launches near around my estimated price it will be a sure hit here.

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    Oh ok that is fair enough. I will give it a serious thought (buying outright) if it launches below 450
    06-21-14 01:13 AM
  15. imcurved's Avatar
    Price of BlackBerry Passport, your expectations?-img_20140620_230204.png

    Using Z10, wanting Z30, eyeing Windermere
    06-21-14 01:13 AM
  16. imcurved's Avatar
    Price of BlackBerry Passport, your expectations?-img_20140620_230211.png

    Using Z10, wanting Z30, eyeing Windermere
    06-21-14 01:14 AM
  17. Nemzy's Avatar
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    Using Z10, wanting Z30, eyeing Windermere
    The Classic make the Q5 look hideous.
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    06-21-14 01:14 AM
  18. imcurved's Avatar
    The Classic looks very nice too. The Q5 definitely can't compare.

    Using Z10, wanting Z30, eyeing Windermere
    06-21-14 01:19 AM
  19. imcurved's Avatar
    Price of BlackBerry Passport, your expectations?-img_20140620_230215.png

    Using Z10, wanting Z30, eyeing Windermere
    06-21-14 01:20 AM
  20. keypad's Avatar
    I Believe the BlackBerry Passport will be sold Sim Free for 549.95 at launch in the UK.
    06-21-14 01:53 AM
  21. BB30000's Avatar
    I'd have to agree. $550, and $450 direct sales on ShopBlackberry.com . Show off the devices in Mass Media, give them the tools to buy this time!

    Via The BlackBerry Z10 Experience.
    06-21-14 01:55 AM
  22. Giro_UK's Avatar
    300 Sim free for the UK.

    Anymore is ludicrous...people are weary of long contracts because of financial siutations, I personally would rather buy Sim free and be free to pick my own carrier....

    If it was on a 2 year deal it needs to be competitive.

    Posted from my BlackBerry Z10...
    06-21-14 02:46 AM
  23. mas_quemex's Avatar
    Passport should cost $590 (same as Z30) as Q10 is now sold at $450.
    06-21-14 04:01 AM
  24. Douken's Avatar
    Expectation: $300 USD
    Probable reality: $599 USD

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    06-21-14 04:15 AM
  25. ofutur's Avatar
    The usual $700 BlackBerry sells all its flagship devices at.
    06-21-14 07:15 AM
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